I love the online food community and one of my most recent finds was Sous Chef website specialising in hard to find ingredients. I've brought a couple things on there, but what caught my eye with my most recent purchase was the seasoned cassava flour (farofa pronta in Portugese).
I thought I'd try out a recipe: a chicken and sweet potato hash with harissa and feta, just the sort of thing you might want to cook after a day wandering the stalls and watching the demos at the Maltings. Marinate the chicken the day before if you can.
Teff is one of those super, super-grains it's up there with quinoa and sorghum, and has the added advantage that you can actually pronounce it correctly first time. No need to mumble to hide the fact that you're not 100% sure about if it's 'keen-wa' or 'kwi-noah', 'sore-jum' or 'sorg-hum'
Growing up in the UK I've always been acutely aware of the massive gulf that exists between the Iran I know and love and the hostile news reports seen in the media. Whereas to me Iran represents beauty, culture, history and generosity of spirit, to the rest of the world it simply seems to represent terror.
Summer's over. Feeling blue? Here's the good news. Autumn's just around the corner, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, of olive and grape harvests, and food festivals across the continent. It's a time for leaf-scattered walks, followed up by cosy suppers in firelit pubs, or short-hop city breaks, where the streets throng with market stalls and it's still warm enough to linger over lunch in pavement cafes.
This dish is delicious served either warm or room temperature. If your hosting a buffet style meal, its best to dress the salmon, when the salmon has completely cooled. I love to serve this dish in the middle of the table, with a large bowl filled with lettuce leaves
Anyway, however you get your nuts, cobnuts make a cracking crumble topping. And, handily, most hedgerow pickings make a cracking filling. See, Nature isn't always a cruel mistress.
Many people in modern society have never considered the possibility of hunting for their own food. However, with the negative environmental and welfare implications associated with the agricultural industry and with the current high cost of meat, it is becoming more of a viable option.
Even if you're working to a specific custom food plan that in corporates vegan, muscle building food or a nutrition plan to help with fat loss, there will be a series of quick, healthy recipes that suits your lifestyle.
These ... or a variation of them ... were what she served as dessert. They are smart little tarts, setting tangy bites of fresh fruit in a fruit conserve, within a crisp pastry shell. High Street bakery chains do something similar but not half as well.
Many relatives of mine lived a long life, one of their secrets of longevity is certainly simplicity. They ate in moderation, very simple meals, made with quality ingredients that were easy to cook, and saved all the richest and complicated recipes for special occasions, when they gathered with family and friends.
Toast. If you see gluten free toast on a menu which is not exclusively gluten free listen out for the alarm bells. If gluten free bread is put in a toaster used for 'normal' bread it will be contaminated with (gluten containing) crumbs from the normal bread.
Our younger generations are growing up more compassionate, and better informed about the impact their choices make on the world around them. Instead of listening to people who have a vested interest in dairy sales, we need to follow the trend set by younger people and switch away from dairy.
My rules for nutritional importance are always the same, and they always follow a specific order. While this plan is flexible and may be suited to fit your needs, the rules are to be adhered to in the order that they appear.
When working with large oysters, that are too big to fit snugly in the palm of the hand, start by laying them on a cloth on the work surface with another cloth on top. (The curved shell should be underneath)
An Indian-inspired salad, this is simple but good. The toasted coconut complements the sweet, juicy carrots, the lemon juice and coriander add a citrusy balance. If you can make it with freshly-dug carrots, so much the better.